[Handout] Beat system for FHNtoday.com Staff at Francis Howell North High School


Looking for a way to organize your beats on staff to generate online content? We have a few different posts on the site concerning that topic. Here is another one, created by the staff of FHNtoday.com. It’s been evolving for the last two years into what you see today. Katie O’Neil, a junior at Francis Howell North High School who has overseen FHNtoday.com for the past two years and currently serves as the Digial Media class Editor-in-Chief, has shared the staff’s latest version of how their beat system works.

This is the 2010 FHNtoday.com beat system

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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